Tuesday, June 07, 2016


As it turns out, our new mass cane plant wasn't quite as "expensive" as I thought because Andrew surprised me by bringing home not one but three plants from Yulya (thanks, by the way). It can share its burden of guilt with its comrades: a rubber tree (ficus elastica) and some sort of unknown succulent that we've since classified as an Epiphyllum anguliger (also known as: fishbone cactus, epiphyllum ric rac, moon cactus, or queen of the night).

Our house is suddenly feeling quite jungly, having gone from five houseplants to eleven in just a couple of weeks, but I'm excited to try my hand at keeping them alive. I still have to decide where I'm going to put them all to keep them out of the reach of babies (already we have had a few fistfuls of dirt joyously flung on the floor), but hopefully they'll all find suitable homes soon enough. 


  1. Grandpa Lund spent years as the president of the epiphyllum society in San Diego. The back yard used to have a gazillion varieties of epiphyllum plants rowing there, between the chicken houses.Bet you didn't know that there is such a thing as an epiphyllum society.

    1. I didn't know there was an epiphyllum society but I believe it! There's a society for just about everything! Too bad I wasn't learning how to care for epiphyllum when Grandpa Lund was around to show me the ropes. I remember walking through his gardens a time or two, but that was after he'd not been able to tend them for a while... :/

  2. The plants were actually growing. Not rowing. But growing sometimes in rows, so that is kind of like rowing, right?